The health benefits of drinking water have long been established. A person can go for two months without food but only a few days without water. Water that is pure and natural seems to be the best type for drinking. Water may also be obtained from fruit juices, coffee or even alcoholic beverages. In recent times, people have become more conscious about drinking water for fitness reasons, and this has driven the demand for good drinking water.

Drinking water has gone through an evolution from the early days when water was first harnessed in cisterns and reservoirs to now when water is not only available in the home but also can be taken in the form of bottled water wherever we go.

But the evolution continues. The bottled water industry, now $16 billion strong, continues to add new lines to appeal to an ever more demanding public. Sodas, carbonated drinks, juices and sports drinks abound in every city in developed as well as developing countries, where the quality of drinking water may be unsafe for human consumption. These drinks – like Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola to name a few-satisfy the cravings of some addicts, while other carbonated drinks are simply preferred by people who hate the taste of plain water.

Carbonated water, also known as seltzer water, is water in which carbon dioxide has been dissolved to give it a fizzy taste. It can be drunk on its own or mixed with juices and other drinks to make them fizzy. Carbonated beverages that are sold in stores have either carbonated water or club soda as their base. These drinks were originally sold as digestive aids in the 1950s. They later came to be seen as junk food. The term “two cents plain” referred to the cost of a glass of plain, seltzer water. It was the cheapest drink on the market. When flavors began to be added, the cost increased to five cents.


One disadvantage of carbonated beverages is the calories they supply. People who are weight conscious may be taking in extra calories just by consuming these beverages without being aware of it. In fact sodas and soft drinks are being blamed for the growing obesity problem in school children especially. In some parts of the US soda vending machines have been removed in order to reduce the intake of sodas by the children. One option for satisfying the children’s desire for the fizz could be to add flavors to plain carbonated water. Just flavors. No sweeteners and no calories, but great taste. At, you can get a variety of flavors to add to either plain water or carbonated water.